Therapy for QPoC was founded in 2016 by Monica Lyn Thompson, PsyD (She/Her/Hers). Monica is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015 and completed an APA internship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where she worked with incarcerated men and women struggling with a broad range of mental illness, often secondary to systemic oppression and inequity.
After graduation, she continued to provide mental health treatment in corrections where she learned some difficult truths about herself and the prison industrial complex before making the decision to serve black and brown folks in a different capacity. Her early clinical experiences were with survivors of sexual violence and throughout her career, she remains passionate about treating trauma and PTSD. Nationally, she is trained in the following evidence-based therapies: cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and cognitive-behavioral couples therapy. As a queer cisgender woman of color, she is a passionate educator dedicated to conceptualizing mental wellness among QPoC from an anti-oppressive lens.